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GraphQL as an API Gateway to Microservices

GraphQL was released to the public back in 2015, and like an animal raised in captivity, its first steps out in the wild were timid and went largely unnoticed. By now, however, it has garnered some major buzz, and with good reason: it solves some of the trickiest problems that are inherent in standard REST API architecture. Specifically, GraphQL allows ...

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The Rise of PWA Apps and The Impact on Cross-Browser Testing

If we all thought we’ve figured out the digital market from an application type perspective, and have seen the rise of mobile, and the transformation of web to responsive web – now we should all start getting used to a whole new type of application that should change the entire user experience and offer new web functionality – Meet PWA’s. ...

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Doing Multiple Searches in VS Code While Refactoring

I spend a lot of my time refactoring code across a very large, legacy codebase at work. Often times, I’ll do a search for something and work my way through the results over a period of days. Sometimes, something I see might lead me to do another search and a minor refactoring job which is part of the overall refactoring ...

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5 Code Editors for Web Application and API Development

If there’s anything more guaranteed to start a flame war than the question of tabs versus spaces, it’s asking which IDE or text editor a developer uses. Asking if a developer uses an IDE, especially, can often start a flame war all its own. However, being a laid-back Australian, flame wars don’t bother me one little bit. So in this ...

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Keep Your Internal Websites Running Smoothly with Private Synthetic Agents

Discover faster, more efficient performance monitoring with an enterprise APM product learning from your apps. Take the AppDynamics APM Guided Tour! AppDynamics’ 2017 App Attention Index found that 32 percent of consumers have taken their online business elsewhere due to a poor digital experience. But what do you do when you’re an employee and your company’s internal applications perform poorly ...

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3 Steps to Build the Next Great App

Discover faster, more efficient performance monitoring with an enterprise APM product learning from your apps. Take the AppDynamics APM Guided Tour! Even online, you get one chance to make a good first impression. Your mobile storefront has to meet user expectations the first time. Progress bars inching forward ever so slowly. Confusing application layouts. Downloader’s remorse. These are a few ...

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Progressive Web Applications: A New Dawn or a Major Failure of Mobile Development?

Businesses are constantly looking for new ways to communicate with clients. Business owners spend lots of time, effort, and money on adapting their own websites for mobile devices. With the intensive growth of mobile device usage, having a mobile-friendly business website is crucial. A recent study conducted by Statista shows that the mobile phone internet user penetration will be 63.4 ...

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